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Schloss Hohenschwangau

Schwangau -Ortsteil Hohenschwangau, 87645 Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Germany
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Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Castles
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The yellow Gothic castle in which King Ludwig II spend his childhood.
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Thornford, null, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Schloss Hohenschwangau is the ancestor to the incredible Neuschwanstien but has a very different vibe. Although it is still a castle and was owned by the Royal family it feels more homely and lived in. A pleasant experience with some lovely history. Unlike Neuschwanstien you don't need to book ages in advance. In fact you don't need to book at... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

A beautiful castle. On a clear day you can see right across the plain and it is breathtaking. You understand the history of Otto Ludwig visiting his childhood home before the madness that is Neuschwanstein. Worth taking the trip to see this castle, don't shun it just for the bigger Disney one, this is just as beautiful but less extravagent.

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Hydra
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

When you are in Bavaria you must see this attraction. GO EARLY or it will take several hours to get your tickets. If you can make reservations on line then this will make the process easier. There are 2 Castles in the immediate location Schloss Hohenschwangau and Neuschanstein (the original Disney castle) take the time to see both be prepared... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

It is not so famous as Neuschwannstein that stands opposite to this one, but it is worth a visit and maybe better.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Make sure you visit this one before you visit Neuschwanstein Castle so you can get a better inside into the up bring of King Ludwick II. Expect to wait around a bit as the place is not long. Guides very well informed. Freezing cold inside - take an extra jumper with you in winter. On your way out, make sure... More

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Los Altos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The lesser known cousin of Neuschwanstein has some beauty of its own to put on display. A visit first to Hohenschwangau and then to Neuschwansteein makes for a manageable way to visit two gorgeous landmarks of the Schwangau region.

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Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

It's not the fairy tale style of Neuschwanstein, therefore most tourists ignore it. It bears, though, a lot of history within its walls and very nice frescoes and furniture. The groups here are smaller, not serious queuing is necessary and the views on the Alpsee at sunset are magnificent.

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Yorba Linda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Schloss Neuschwanstein across the way is larger and has many more rooms to view that are much more elaborately decorated, but this castle dates back to the 12the century and just seems more practical and lived in. The views from everywhere and each room of the castle are amazing. The gardens around are beautiful. Be sure to get there on... More

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Very lovely inside, better than Neuschwanstein Castle. I felt I want to be part of a royal family (LOL). It was really really royalty. Love it.

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Gdańsk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We saw a castle just from the outsite. There is a small water eye with swan in the midle. Beautiful view to the lake and another castle.

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